The I-7188EX is a palm-size programmable automation controller with RS-232/485 and Ethernet communication interfaces. ICP DAS provides easy-to-use software development tool kits (MiniOS7 framework, Modbus libraries). Users can use them to easily integrate serial devices to have Ethernet/Internet communication ability and through the standard Modbus protocol to communicate with SCADA software (Indusoft, ISaGARF, DasyLab, Trace Mode, Citect, iFix, etc.).
For hardware expansion, the I-7188EX also supports an I/O expansion bus. A cost-effective I/O expansion board with A/D, D/A, D/I, D/O and serial ports is available. Nearly all kinds of I/O functions can be implemented by this bus. But the bus can support only one board. There are more than 50 boards available for I-7188EX, you can choose one of them to expand hardware features.